Develop a Desktop Virtualization Strategy
Transform IT from asset management to service management.
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Last Revised: January 13, 2011
- Desktop Virtualization adoption has more than doubled in less than two years and is approaching its full potential with new technology working for broader use cases.
- Many organizations are finding that there is more to Desktop Virtualization deployment than meets the eye, including how to keep TCO in check while delivering the same desktop experience to end users.
- It’s important to remember that Desktop Virtualization does not just mean VDI; look for hybrid options that leverage session (formerly Terminal Services) and application virtualization to maximize the benefits and potential cost savings.
- Desktop virtualization centralizes management of the desktop, improves data security, and increases flexibility for end users. But, it’s important to be realistic about the cost.
Impact and Result
- Look to desktop virtualization to ease management of desktops, improve data security, and increase user flexibility – but be realistic about the overall TCO.
Get to Action
Understand the different desktop delivery methods
Develop a strategy that will achieve maximum performance at a reasonable cost.
Identify key enablers and potential shortcomings of DV
Decide whether desktop virtualization is a good fit for your organization.
Confirm the cost of DV deployment
Avoid unforeseen costs that could cause the project to fail.
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